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194001 Desert Magazine 1940 January

194001 Desert Magazine 1940 January

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THEM A G A ZN E*
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JANUARY, 194Q'25 CENTS
 
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BOOK
BOOKS that Deserve a PermanentPlace in Every Home Library
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HERE
is
charm
and
mystery about
the
great American desert region
thatJL
fascinates both young
and old. And
that
is why
books
of the
desert
are
especially welcome
as
gifts.Desert Crafts Shop presents
a
selected list
of
those desert volumes. Theyare
not the
kind
of
books your friend will read this week
and
discard next
week.
They will remain
a
permanent
and
valued source
of
authentic informa-tion—a gift that will become more precious
as the
years pass.
CACTI AND BOTANY
SUCCULENTS
FOR THE
AMATEUR,edited
by
Scott
E.
Haselton. Beauti-fully illustrated handbook
for
collec-tors
and
students $2.05FIELD BOOK
OF
WESTERN WILDFLOWERS, Margaret Armstrong.Handbook
for
both amateur
and ad-
vanced botanists. Illustrated with
pen
sketches
and 48
colored plates.596 pages $3.50CACTUS
AND ITS
HOME, ForrestShreve.
A
readable book
for
cacti
and
succulent hobbyists. Illustrated.195 pages
$1.50
DESERT CACTI,
A. T.
Helm.
New
edition
of a
unique booklet, illustratedwith sketches
50c
CACTI
FOR THE
AMATEUR,
S. E.
Haselton.
By a
ranking cacti authority.Color illustrations. Paper cover $1.00,board cover
$1.50
INDIANS
FIRST PENTHOUSE DWELLERS
OF
AMERICA, Ruth Underhill. Life
and
customs
of the
Pueblos.
154
pages,profusely illustrated $2.75INDIAN TRIBES
OF THE
SOUTH-WEST,
Mrs. W. M.
Smith.
A
vividuseful handbook
on the
desert tribes.160 pages
$1.50
GUIDES
DEATH VALLEY,
A
GUIDE.
New
publication
of
Federal Writers
Proj-
ect. Very complete
and
beautifullyillustrated $1.00; cloth,
$1.75
WHERE SHALL
WE GO, A
Guide
to
the Desert. William Mason
and
JamesCarling.
17
trips
in
Southern Califor-nia desert
out of
Palm Springs withmaps
and
mileage. Brief descriptionflora and fauna
50c
CARTOON GUIDE
OF
CALIFORNIA,Reg Manning. Humor
in
both text
and
caricature.
But
also accurate
and in-
formative. Cartoon
map.
138 pages
... $1.00
CARTOON GUIDE
OF
ARIZONA.Reg Manning. There's
a
laugh
in
every mile
as you
tour Arizona withthis humorist.
Map. 122
pages..
$1.00
CARTOON GUIDE
OF THE
BOUL-DER
DAM
COUNTRY,
Reg Man-
ning.
The
West's greatest engineer-ing project
is
described
in
humoroustext
and
cartoon.
Map. 50
pages..
50c
GRAND CANYON COUNTRY,
M. R.
Tillotson
and
Frank
J.
Taylor.
A
thoroughly accurate handbook
of in-
formation covering geology, wildlife,history
and
recreation.108 pages
$1.00
HISTORY AND GENERAL
I MARRIED
A
RANGER,
Mrs. W. M.
Smith. Amusing experiences
at
GrandCanyon.
179
pages
$1.00
CALIFORNIA DESERTS, Edmund
Jae-
ger. Complete information
on
Colo-rado
and
Mojave deserts.
209
pages,illustrated $2.00BORN
OF THE
DESERT,
C. R.
Rock-wood. Story
of
Imperial Valley's
con-
quest
50c
DATES
AS
FOOD,
Dr.
Marko
J.
Peti-nak. Information
for
those seeking
the
foundations
of
correct living
25c
BOOKS
OF THE
SOUTHWEST, MaryTucker.
105
page bibliography. Paperbound
75c
DEATH VALLEY,
W. A.
Chalfant.
Au-
thentic history
of the
famous sink.160 pages,
ill
$2.75DESERT
OF THE
PALMS,
Don Ad-
miral. Scenic wonders
of the
PalmSprings region.
56
pages
50c
DESERT ROUGH CUTS, Harry Oliver.Short yarns about Borrego Desertcharacters, 6%x9Vi.
64
pages. Illus-trated with cuts made
by the
author.Bound
in
boards, cloth back
.... $1.50
Orders jilted
day re-
ceived.
Prices abovepostpaid
in U. S. A.;
sales
tax
3%
added
for
buyers
in
California.
ORDER TODAY
FOR
CHRISTMAS DELIVERY
Desert Crafts Shop
636 State StreetEl Centro, California
 
DESERT
JAN.
1 New
Year dances
at
variousNew Mexico pueblos.1
El
Paso, Texas celebrates first
big
pageant publicizing Coronado
Cu-
arto Centennial
at Sun
Bowl.3 Color photography
in the
Arizonadesert, lecture
by
Natt
N.
Dodge,park naturalist, Southwest nationalmonuments,
at
Arizona museum,Phoenix.4 Meeting
of
Mineralogical Societyof Arizona, Arizona museum.10
"A
Naturalist's Five Chapter Storyof Zion Canyon," lecture
by M. V.
Walker, park naturalist, Zion
Na-
tional Park,
at
Arizona museum.12-14 International Four-States High-way convention
at Las
Vegas,
Ne-
vada.12-15 First
of two 1940
buffalo huntsin Houserock valley, Arizona.13-14 Sierra club
to
camp
at
Coolidgesprings
and
explore Rainbow Rockarea
for
Indian caves
and
villagesites, desert gems, fossil beds.Leaders:
W. E.
(Andy) Andrews,Dr. Marko Petinak,
Los
Angeles.13-14 Anza exploration trip scheduledby Riverside chapter, Sierra club.Leader: Delphin
B.
Difani.13-19 Western Mineralogical Exposi-tion, chamber
of
commerce build-ing,
Los
Angeles. Sponsored
by
Southern California mineralogicalgroups
and the
Engineers club.
Dr.
John Herman, president
L. A.
Mineralogical society
and
Engi-neers club.17 Lecture: Venomous effect
of
scor-pions,Arizona museum,
by Dr.
H.
L.
Stahnke
of
Mesa, Arizona.18 Unusual Arizona minerals
to be
discussed
by Dr. F. W.
Galbraith,department
of
geology
and min-
eralogy, university
of
Arizona,
at
Arizona museum.23 Indian Buffalo dance
at San
Ilde-fonso pueblo,
New
Mexico.27-28 Sierra club will take
the
rough10-mile hike
up Cat
canyon
in the
Santa Rosa mountains. Leaders:Dr. Bernard McMahan,
Mr. and
Mrs.
Russell Hubbard,
Los
Ange-
les.
28-29 Third annual Palm Springs rodeo,Palm Springs Field club.Winter sports continuous
at
Flagstaff,
Arizona.
Ed.
Grosbeck, director.
Volume
3
JANUARY.
1940
Number
3
COVER
Photograph
on the
Mojave desert
by Cal
Godshall,
Victorville,
California.
CALENDAR
Important events
in the
desert region
1
PRIZES
Contest
for
amateur photographers
2
PROGRESS
Announcing
new
home
of
Desert Magazine
. . 2
HISTORY
Patriot
of the
Pueblos
By
HOPE
E.
GILBERT
3
HOBBY
Big
Game Hunter—With
a
Spade
By
FRANK DUNN
6
PHOTOGRAPHY
Prize winning pictures
in
November
8
GEMS
Gem
Trail
in the
Bullion Mountains
By
JOHN
W.
HILTON
9
FICTION
Hard Rock Shorty
of
Death Valley
By
LON
GARRISON
11
BOTANY
Handy-Man
for the
Homesteader
By
MARY BEAL
12
POETRY
'Rainbow Bridge,'
and
other poems
14
SPORTS
Buffalo Hunt
in
Arizona
By
RAYMOND
F. LAW 15
PUZZLE
Desert Quiz—a test
of
your knowledge
of
the
Southwest
17
CAMERA
ART
'Feel'
of the
Desert
Photograph
by WM. M.
PENNINGTON
. .18
LEGEND
Lame
Man and the
Blind
Man
As
told
to
HARRY
C.
JAMES
19
TRAVELOG
Nature's Tapestry
in
Eagle Canyon
By
RANDALL HENDERSON
20
DEVELOPMENT
They're Bringing Water
to
Gila Valley
By
TAZE
AND
JESSIE LAMB
22
PERSONALITY
The
Count
of Old
Mesilla
By
MARJORIE BONIFACE
27
RECREATION
They Call
'Em
Rockhounds'
By
HOWARD KEGLEY
30
CONTRIBUTORS
Writers
of the
Desert
33
NEWS
Here
and
There
on the
Desert
34
LANDMARK
Smuggler's Cave
By
SAM H.
BRYAN
36
CONTEST
Announcement
of
January Landmark contest
. . 37
HOBBY
For gem and
mineral collectors
38
PLACE
NAMES
Origin
of
names
in the
Southwest
. . .40
MINING
Briefs from
the
desert region
41
BOOKS
Reviews
of
current desert literature
42
WEATHER
November temperatures
on
the desert
.... 43
COMMENT
Just Between You and Meby the Editor
...
44
LETTERS
Comment from
our
readers
45
*
T
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e
Desert
Magazine is published monthly by the Desert Publishing Company, 636btate btreet. El Centre, California. Entered as second class matter October 11 1937 atthe post office at El Centro, California, under the Act of March 3, 1879. Title registered
No.
358865 in U. S. Patent Office, and contents copyrighted 1939 by the Desert PublishingCompany. Permission to reproduce contents must be secured from the editor in writing.RANDALL HENDERSON, Editor.TAZEWELL H. LAMB, Associate Editor.AH^rt;*;™ /
A1 De Vore
>
317 S
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Cen
*ral Ave., Los Angeles, CaliforniaAdvertising
\
Eugene
A LaM?
nt, El Centro, CaliforniaManuscripts and photographs submitted must be accompanied by full return post-preceding issue.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:
1
year $2.50
2
years $4.00
3
years $S.OOGIFT SUBSCRIPTIONS:
1
subscription $2.50
— two
$4.00
three $5.00Canadian subscriptions
25c
extra, foreign
5Oc
extraAddress subscription letters
to
Desert Magazine,
El
Centro, California
JANUARY,
1 940

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